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Exfoliate for glowing, youthful skin!

Exfoliate for Healthy Skin in Encinitas Area

Exfoliation is a skin rejuvenation process that is highly valued and recommended by dermatologists and beauticians across the world. Here are some benefits you can enjoy by regularly exfoliating your skin:  Unclogging pores and preventing acne – Dead and dry skin cells, along with dust, smoke, oils, and other debris can accumulate on your skin. Besides making the skin appear dull and dark, these particles can clog the pores, causing acne, whitehead, and blackhead breakouts. Exfoliation following cleansing removes this surface debris, exposing clean and refreshed skin that looks bright and youthful. Dead skin cells form a barrier between your … Continue reading

Sculptra for gradual skin transformation

Skin Transformation With Sculptra in Encinitas Area

Do you want to look younger without making it obvious that you have had work done? Then, Sculptra may be your best choice. It is an injectable that has been approved by the FDA to help gradually replace lost collagen – the most common protein in the body that forms a framework to support cells and tissue. Sculptra comprises poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), a biocompatible, biodegradable, and synthetic material that stimulates the natural production of collagen in the body, helping restore the skin’s structure, volume, and fullness to minimize facial lines and wrinkles. Smile lines, marionette lines, and chin wrinkles are … Continue reading

Don’t let scars get the better of you!

Fraxel Laser Skin Resurfacing in Encinitas CA Area

Scars are not a pretty sight. If you have scars, especially on visible parts of the body, you may naturally feel concerned about them around spring when bare skin starts making a comeback. Soon, it will be summer, and you don’t want your scars to steal the limelight, do you? Acne, infections, trauma, or surgery can cause scars. If the top layer of your skin is damaged, new skin will be visible when the wound heals. If the injury is deeper, your body will generate tissue that’s thicker than your skin, and this tissue is a scar. A new scar … Continue reading

Skincare tips for spring

Spring Skincare Tips in Encinitas CA Area

Give pride of place to radiant skin without hiding it under layers of thick makeup. Fresh colors and minimal coverage are the order of the day, along with lighter cleansers that hydrate the skin without clogging pores. Spring-clean your skincare rack: Go through your winter products and get rid of all outdated items and those that won’t suit spring skin. Buff away the dead skin cells of winter. Eliminate the dry skin flakes which would have accumulated during the colder months with a good exfoliation in the shower. Follow up with a quality but light moisturizer. This is important as … Continue reading

Know your wisdom spots, moles, skin tags and other spots

Learn About Skin Tags and Moles in Encinitas CA Area

Wisdom spots, moles, and skin tags are skin irregularities. Some are benign, while some moles can be cancerous. You may be concerned about such lesions as they are unsightly and irritating. Here, we give some information about each type. A small cauliflower-like growth or a rough-textured solid spot may be a wisdom spot. They can appear anywhere on the skin. They are genetic and you get more as you grow up.  Moles are flat or raised bumps that are usually brown or skin colored. Some may have hair growing from them. Moles are caused by melanocytes growing in clusters in … Continue reading

Beat skin cancer! It is possible!

Way to Beat Skin Cancer in Encinitas CA Area

Did you know that skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States? One in five Americans is estimated to develop skin cancer in their lifetime. The American Academy of Dermatology figures reveal that 9,500 people in the US are diagnosed with skin cancer every day. The Skin and Vein Institute thought of highlighting these statistics as February is National Cancer Prevention Month. Though these figures may seem grim, skin cancer is one of the most preventable and treatable cancers, with a higher survival rate. Early diagnosis and treatment are key to winning this battle. A … Continue reading

Enjoy a nonsurgical butt lift with Sculptra injections

Sculptra Butt Lift Near Me Encinitas CA Area

At the Skin and Vein Institute in Encinitas, California, our Board-Certified Dermatologist, Dr. Amanda Lloyd, works with patients who are interested in contouring their bodies without plastic surgery. For many, improvement in the buttocks can be achieved with a nonsurgical option such as Sculptra injections. This allows patients to enjoy a more natural-looking butt lift with an injectable treatment instead of plastic surgery. If you are looking for a provider “near me” in the area of Encinitas that offers Sculptra butt lifts, now is the time to connect with Dr. Amanda Lloyd and her team! What is a Sculptra butt … Continue reading

Give yourself a Lyft in the New Year

Skin Lyft in New Year in Encinitas CA Area

How many times have you wished that you still have the smooth, supple, and unblemished skin of your childhood? Age may have caused your skin to become thinner and drier with the loss of bone and fat.  However, with Restylane Lyft, you can now regain some of those youthful looks. This versatile injectable dermal filler brings lift, volume, and definition to your cheeks and mid-face. It also works on the skin of the hands, making gnarled and wrinkled hands look plumper and supple. In fact, it is the first and only hyaluronic acid filler that is approved by the FDA … Continue reading

Skincare resolutions for 2023

Skin Care New Year Resolutions in Encinitas CA Area

This is the time of the year when everyone is making New Year Resolutions. If health-related goals are in your repertoire, why not focus on the following skin-related resolutions for 2023? They will help you look and feel your best the whole year through.    1. Adopt a simple skincare routine that includes sunscreen every day. If yours is complex with many products and steps, you might drop it by the wayside before long. You are more likely to stick to it if the procedures are simple, less costly, and involve fewer products.  2. Never go to bed with your makeup … Continue reading

Laser therapy for venous diseases

Cooltouch CTEV for Varicose Veins in Encinitas Area

You may have heard that varicose veins and other venous diseases tend to get worse in winter. If you have these conditions, you may have experienced it for yourself. There is a truth to this. Because people tend to stay indoors more during winter, the lack of physical activity negatively affects the veins, causing poor circulation and more pain and discomfort. Veins are also easier to treat in winter. It enables more time to get ready for the leg-bearing season in summer and makes it easier to wear compression stockings, which may feel too hot and stifling in summer. Board-Certified … Continue reading

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Meet Dr. Amanda Lloyd


Board-Certified Dermatologist Dr. Amanda Lloyd has expertise ranging from cosmetic to cancerous. After completing her Bachelor’s degree, Medical Degree and Dermatology residency, she established the Skin & Vein Institute in Encinitas, CA. She is an authority on cosmetic dermatology and injectables, laser therapies, venous disease treatments and skin cancer surgery with cosmetic reconstruction. Additional training with Mohs Surgery and cosmetic dermatology fellowship, many published articles and textbook chapters have enhanced her profile.

Dr. Lloyd’s well-rounded approach to skin care, health, and appearance and membership in many dermatology associations have gained her respect among peers. She regularly lectures her peers at the dermatologic national meetings.

She has earned her patients trust as a dermatology authority who wants to make them look their best so they Look Stunning, Always.

Meet the Doctor